Spring Fever at the Early Childhood Resource Center @ FPL : The Importance of Play
Although this winter was mild, spring has sprung, and we are all eager to be outside gardening, walking, biking, and PLAYING! In fact, the concept of play somehow kept cropping up in ECRC@FPL discussions all winter. First, Maggie Hanelt of the Truro Public Library submitted an article for the spring newsletter on research she did on playgroups and literacy, and then Tina Toran of the Falmouth Coalition for Children submitted a piece on 10 reasons to join a playgroup. Well, you can imagine how surprised we were when the Woods Hole Child Center asked us to join them in sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Lawrence Cohen, a psychologist specializing in children’s play and play therapy…serendipity!
So, read our spring issue on the importance of play here: http://tinyurl.com/cj78fef
And consider the following quote by Leo F. Buscaglia as you venture outside after a long winter with the kids…“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.”